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Off-duty nurse gets recognized for saving man's life

Posted at 9:07 AM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 09:12:35-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. — A Valdosta off-duty nurse has been recognized as a Hospital Hero after she helped save a collapsed man's life.

South Georgia Medical Center officials say several weeks ago, Janice Oliver and her husband were at a local golf course when they noticed a golfer had collapsed.

They say Oliver rushed over to the man and felt for his pulse. When she couldn't find a pulse, she quickly began performing CPR.

Officials say as Oliver did chest compression's and another golfer administered rescue breathing, first responders were called.

Law enforcement and EMS arrived quickly on the scene and transported the man to SGMC.

As a result of Oliver’s exemplary actions, SGMC recognized her as a Hospital Hero at the Hospital Authority meeting on April 17.

They say Oliver has worked for SGMC since 2001. She is a patient care coordinator on 2-T in the cardiac progressive unit.